>> this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour. these are the world's top stories. pro-russian gunmen shoot down a helicopter. anger and confusion in nigeria, police admit the number of kidnapped schoolgirls is 276, much higher than originally claimed. dozens killed by air strike at a market in syria's largest city.
and jerry adams is held for a second day under one of the most notorious murders of the troubles. but first two helicopters have been shot down during a ukrainian crackdown by pro-russian rebels. the anti-terror depreciati depreciation -- operation has inflamed tensions. jonah hall has more. >> reporter: video posted on the internet pur ports to show what the residents of slaviansk and the pro-russian separatists woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as large-scale anti-terrorist operation. the apparent objective for now,
to form a blockade around the city. some separate advertises said they were ready to fight. >> translator: i will fight with whatever i have. it's not a rifle, but i'll fight with my hands and strangle them so they won't mess with my land. >> reporter: the ministry of defense confirms that two ukrainian helicopters were shot down by technical force. this man is said to be a survivor of one of the helicopters. apparently being cared for by separatist supporters inside. >> translator: there was another helicopter shot down. we tried to approach it, but then we decided to save at least one pilot. you know, he was abandoned by his own people. >> reporter: in the city center the mood was extremely tense.
the self proclaimed mayor of slaviansk offered a message of support. >> translator: our town has been stormed. i'm asking children, women, and pensioners not to leave their homes, and men with weapons to help do what we can. i think we'll be able to defend our time. >> reporter: ahead of a possible full-scale assault. >> translator: in case they break through our road blocks, we're trying to build a different line of barricades on several streets around the center. and rebuff the attackers here. >> reporter: this is video released by ukraine's minister of defense. it is unclear how much ground the army has taken around slaviansk and how effective its
attempted blockade of the city is. >> this is a fluid situation, a lot of movement. hoda what is the latest from the town? >> well, this town is on edge, and there's a lot of tensions inside the town among both the pro-russian gunmen and the civilians. there has been since this morning sporadic gunfire mostly in the north part of the city. from what he understand from the office of the self proclaimed mayor, the ukrainian forces have managed to destroy several check points of the separatists and retaken the tv at ten that there. now that tv antenna has been taken over by the pro-russian camp to make sure none of the ukrainian channels were seen in that town and surrounding areas.
so certainly from the ukrainian side the most aggressive push so far into slaviansk not inside the city from what we understand they are trying to impose a blockade around it, but this is one little success compared to what we have seen over the past two weeks. >> how hoda would you describe the risks to the ukrainians if they enter slaviansk? >> i think one of the biggest risks is that they have to manage casualties on the civilian side. if they man age to enter and get rid of the strong hold that that town has become, they would probably have support from a lot of people who are alienated by the site of men in their town with covers on their faces.
but casualties are going to be very important. another thing is if they impose a blockade on that town, they need to make sure the civilians inside get what they need or they need some sort of safe passage, and that's where the problem is for them. if they have a safe passage, and that's what one of the military experts told me, that safe passage is also risky because a lot of these pro-russian gunmen could go with the civilians outside of town and set up another strong hold. so public opinion is very important in a region that is very polarized. >> indeed. hoda abdel hamid, thank you. russian president vladimir putin has krit tiezed ukraine's actions as being completely unacceptable. >> moscow's response has been swift and harsh.
it came firstly from vladimir putin's press spokesmen, who said that the actions by the ukrainian military on friday were a punitive operation and something that is going to kill off any hope of the geneva accords being respected. now those were agreements signed by ukraine and russia last month. they included stepping which both sides would take to diffuse tensions in southeastern ukraine. at the same time, the foreign ministry has been saying in the last 24 hours, warning that the kiev government was going to take military strikes against, quote, its own people. the upper house of parliament here in moscow, senior members there, have been saying on friday that this proves that the international community has been naive about the kiev government
when they believe that they are a democratic bunch of people. they, painting the events in slaviansk and other places as an attempt by the ukrainian military to attack civilians. we know that vladimir putin has sent a spokesman to the southeast of ukraine to try to help with negotiations to get the release of observers from the organization for security and cooperation in europe. we haven't heard about exactly where they are being held or how they are in the last few days. they were seized last week. but it's not clear whether the military operations on friday are going to help or hinder efforts to get them released. >> more than two weeks after the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in northeast nigeria, police now say that 276 students are missing. that's a big increase from earlier figures.
we're joined live from the area. why so much confusion, ivan about the number of girls that are missing? >> well, there has been a lot of misinformation and confusion since this attack took place. initially the military said 129 girls had been abducted, but within hours they were contradicted by family and parents and by some of the school teachers who said it was much higher, it was 230 girls that were missing. and now this latest development the police saying that in fact more than 300 girls were kidnapped and 276 are still missing. the police say at least on their part the confusion was because there were students that came to that school to sit for exams, they are not normally students there. they are trying to determine how
many are full-time and how many just showed up for exams. and there are different agencies trying to resolve this problem. you have the police, the military, parents and families who are trying to find out where the girls are, and all of them are giving different numbers as to how many girls were initially abducted, but there is really a surprise because it's a significant rise in the number that were initially thought to have been taken away. >> does anybody know where these missing girls are? >> well, there are different theories emerging. we have one civil rights organization claiming that the girls have been taken across the nigerian border into places like cameroon and chad by their abductors. the same organization says that some of the girls have been forced into marriage, and some
have been sold. but that has not been corroborated with official sources. we do know having spoken to some forces in the military, that there is an operation underway to try to find them. and there is a search going on in a forrest near where the incident took place. but no official line as to exactly where they are. >> thank you. we're going to stay in nigeria. police are confirming that at least 19 people have been killed in a car bomb on the outskirts of the capitol. it is the second attack in the same area in two weeks. last month 75 people were killed 50 meters away, when a bus station was called. the rebel group boko haram has claimed responsibility. at least 11 students have been killed in clashes with
police in ethiopia. the students have been protesting against a proposal to build on the outskirts of the capitol, sparking fears of land grabs. south sudan's president has agreed to direct talks with the rebel leader. u.s. secretary of state john kerry made the announcement in geneva. if the talks go heyed, it could mark a turning point after six months of violence. ana joins me from out-sudan's capitol. ana has john kerry brought a set of proposals to try to get the talks going? >> he came here this morning and said he had had some very frank discussions with the president. he said that the trust of what
the heads of state were requesting is there should be a transitional government. >> throughout the meeting i made it clear to him, that he needs to do everything in his power to end the violence, and also to begin a process of national dialogue, a process by which there is the beginning of real discussions about a transition government that can bring peace to the country. >> reporter: so this was the political solution that the secretary of state was suggesting, but of course this -- this war, this conflict has taken on an ethnic dimension and spread across the country, to stem what he terms the bloodshed. he is suggesting that the un city council -- security council send more peace keepers.
>> i believe it can be done quickly. i hoipt can be done quickly. and it's very, very important to begin to deploy those troops has rapidly as possible, hopefully within the next weeks. >> reporter: so we understand that the president has agreed to meet with the rebel leader next week, and he has even agreed in principle to discussion the idea of a transitional government. john kerry was hoping to have spoken to the rebel leader today. >> thanks, anna. lots more to come on the news hour. including letters from the inside, we'll hear from the journalist in prison in egypt. and somalian journalists who fled to kenya fear for their lives. ♪
syrian state television is reporting that 18 people including 11 children have been killed in bombings. and 50 people were injured in the explosions. in aleppo the number of people killed in a government attack has risen to 50. air strikes in the city has intensified in the past two weeks. lebanon's hezbollah is playing an increasingly tense role in the syrian war. >> reporter: for months these students have been stuck in their classrooms. some of the rockets fired by the rebels on the villages had
landed in the vicinity of their school, but now after almost a year, the students are out again. >> translator: we feel safer since the syrian army and hezbollah have taken over. >> reporter: this mother has three kids in the school. >> translator: the credit goes to our men in the resistance. >> reporter: men like this who was a member of hezbollah before he was killed while fighting in syria. his mother comes to his grave every single day since she lost him. and a few yards away is his cousin. killed two weeks ago, also in syria. the mother tells me she has another son fighting in syria as well. the syrian opposition says thousands of hezbollah men are
in syria defending the regime and helping him crush his opponents. but at this home, her son is a hero. >> translator: t it was that our sons go. >> reporter: covered with his blood, his helmet and watch have become a source of pride for his family, despite the three children he left behind. people here boast about how hezbollah has succeeded in pushing back the opposition forces. but many argue it was hezbollah's decision to fight along with the syrian government that triggers these groups to target shiites. an argument that is largely dismissed here. >> translator: no, they had a plan to come over and fight us
anyway. >> reporter: support for hezbollah doesn't seem to be waning here. but these security barriers are still here despite the feeling of relevant safety. people here realize the convict in syria is not over, and this is probably more of a lull than an end to the thread. syria is within site from here, and just as close is its war. two suicide attacks have killed one soldier and wounded at least seven people. another bomber burned himself up near a tourist bus. a policeman is killed by a roadside bomb in cairo. egyptian state television said the explosion targeted the traffic police position. in alexandria, protesters have opened fire on anti-coup
protesters. in eastern libya, rebels have tried to storm the headquarters in benghazi after five people were killed. time to look around the world at what the weather is like where you were, beginning in africa, i think everton? >> yeah, that's right. it's looking pretty good in africa. north africa you can see very little significant cloud out there. just fair-weather cloud. so northeastern parts of algeria you might see one or two showers as you go into the weekend. but that aside, it looks warm, dry, and sunny. heating up in cairo, could touch 40 celsius here.
hot and dry pretty much sums it up elsewhere. we have our seasonal rains rumbling away here, running across central africa. we have seen very heavy rain in nigeria. around 55 millimeters. 92 millimeters of rain here in the space of 24 hours as well. those heavy showers will continue across west africa, through ghana, pushing across into southern nigeria. little change as we go through the weekend. out further south it is the dry seen for southern africa. temperatures in johannesberg are 22 stephen. >> thank you. the trial of three al jazeera journalists will resume in cairo on saturday.
peter greste, mohammed fahmy, and baher mohamed have been detained now for 125 days. they are accused of falsifying news. al jazeera denies the charges. and all three have written to thank campaigners for support. here is what peter greste wrote from prison. ♪ is >> greetings to you all. here in egypt we have been imprisoned along with many other local journalists as what authorities have come to describe as their own war on terror, but on this day and for the past few months press freedom is being vigorously defended, and in a way that would have been unimaginable before our arrest. we have seen countless protests around the world. together they have been unprecedented in the struggle to
protect press freedom. we of course are deeply moved and strengthened by the outpouring of support, but we understand this isn't just about the three of us. our case has become emblematic of the freedom of the press word wide, if by arresting us the government sought to send a message to journalists, then the campaign for our release has sent an unequivocal response. we're confident in time and hopefully soon, all three of us will be acquitted and released. ♪ >> melody is the seen i don't know advocacy officer of the index on sensorship. melody i notice from the index that there has been an improvement in some countries
especially online in countries like india and brazil. >> oh, actually i wouldn't say an improvement. i mean there ease been an improvement to the access to the internet. more people have access to the internet. so more people are getting online. but at the same time, the crackdown on social media, for example, has been very severe in india and brazil, some bloggers or some just users of facebook and twitter have been sentenced to jail or have faced persecution charges, so it's a mixed picture. >> a few countries have adopted new laws, haven't say, especially online when it comes to free speech. does that make bloggers and tweeters more responsible for what they post? >> well, it depends which
countries and which [ inaudible ]. two weeks ago brazil adopted the internet bill of rights which actually protects bloggers and [ inaudible ] who post content online or who post content online, but at the same time a few countries have adopted the repressive lows that implement criminalization of free speech online, which set a bad precedent because it means when you put something on facebook or write a post on your blog, you can then face criminal charges for what you say. >> what is the situation in countries like russia or china and turkey which we have heard a lot about, as they try to ban twitter there? this >> absolutely. twitter is back in turkey, but youtube is still banned. and it's very concerning. the crackdown on social media
has been very severe in russia, in china of course, because china still implements a filtering and blocking policy that prevents lots of content from being accessible to chinese citizens, and in turkey it's particularly concerning, because itting didn't used to be the case. the recent tweeter ban, even though now it has been lifted was -- sent a clear message to the population -- it calls for sensorship, and it's a clear attempt against freedom of expression, against the possibility for not only journalists, but general citizens to express their views and share their opinions on line. >> press freedom day here, has social media, do you think, helped bring attention to the detention of the al jazeera
journalists in egypt? >> well, is there has been a relatively successful campaign in supporting solidarity with the al jazeera staff currently detained in egypt. there has been a hashtag, a few human rights and media organizations have posted photos asking for the release of al jazeera staff. the hashtag was trending on twitter for a few days. so it clearly helps the information, and especially with these kind of campaigns when you are trying to raise awareness on what is happening. the objective of the campaign, the free aging staff was aimed at putting pressure not only on the egyptian authorities, but also to raise awareness and show solidarity with those journalists currently detained.
>> melody thank you for joining us. >> thank you. sew mollia is one of the world's most dangerous places especially if you are a journalist. many have fled to neighboring kenya. but a recent decision by the government there may put on end to their hopes. >> reporter: this man feels at gnome a radio studio. a somali broadcaster, he has been doing this for year. but he is in the kenyan capitol. he was threatened by the al-qaeda-linked group, al shabab who are fighting the government there. >> i came here as a refugee, and when you become an exiled journalist, it means to life not normal. not for many members here, like
sisters and brothers, father and mother, it become for me a very stressful life. >> reporter: the stresses of life for somali journalists here are getting worse. many have been earning a living freelancing at media companies like this one. but the kenyan government's response has been to order all refugees back to camps on the border, and that includes reporters. in easley, a nairobi suburb home to many somalis people are scared of being sent back to camps. this man was also a radio reporter in somali when he fed in 2006. he said the camps could be a death sentence. >> because the security is not 100% there. it's just like somalia, maybe
some of -- elements can come and maybe they can kill you. so in a sense if there is no other solution, we are ready to face the consequence and we go back to our country, somalia. >> reporter: there are other journalists here who are refugees from somalia, but they don't have the necessary paperwork. they won't come on camera to talk to us. they know that are at even greater risk of being sent back to somalia or the refugee camp. for reporters who managed to get out of somalia, these streets are their new home, but the threat of being sent back into danger haunts them every day now. still to come this news hour, hundreds are injured in a train crash in south korea. we'll have the latest from seoul. plus most of these chinese
kiev's actions which he describes as a punitive operation. two weeks after the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in nigeria, place say now 276 students are missing. they admit the number is much higher than originally claimed. and the south sudan president has agreed to talks with the rebel leader. a million people have been displaced by six months of violence. jerry adams is being questioned over one of the most notorious murders of the troubles. a mort -- mother of ten was killed in 1972. what is the latest, tim, about the length of time mr. adams have has been questioned
[ inaudible ] released? >> stephen the clock ticking now because just under 5.5 hours time, the police either have to charge jerry adams or release him. they have another possible route, and that is that they can go before a judge and ask for an extension of his detention under the terrorism act for up to a further 28 days. now one would imagine that if they were going to do that, they would have to go to a court fairly soon to start that process in front of a judge to ask for more time, but they have now been talking to jerry adams behind me here at special interrogation center here at the police station since wednesday evening, and of course it all centers on the death, the
killing of that woman, as you were mentioned in the introduction, whether or not jerry adams was implicated in that or not. he has always denied membership of the ira, and he has never been convicted of anything to do with the ira, any atrocities, but clearly, some more evidence has started to emerge from these taped conversations that a college in the united states in boston had with former paramilitaries on the proviso that the evidence of what they said wouldn't be released until they died. two of them have died and now some of that evidence has been made available. >> and before we talk, tim, possibly about jerry adams and the impact on his reputation and the impact politically, tell us more about the disappearance of
jean in 1972. this was a big case, wasn't it? >> i think we may have lost them. >> right. as tim so accurately said -- as we he so accurately said, we have lost them. apologies for that. but suffice to say, jerry adams has been in custody for two nights. he is still being questioned and when that situation changes we'll tell you. to south korea where there has been a collision between two subway trains. the accident hand at a station in seoul. officials are investigating whether or not a fault in one of the train's automated distance control systems is to blame. >> reporter: passengers on this train would have felt an enormous impact as the train behind barrelled into it. we have seen rims of damage up and down the carriages, a great
number of emergency workers and train crews as well trying to see exactly how much damage has been sustained by these carriages. what it does show is just how gripped this country is still by the issue of public safety. just a little over two weeks after the ferry disaster, and now another major event. it hasn't been anything on the same scale as the sewal tragedy. but the president of the country saying there has to be a turnover on the safety in this country. and this is one of the busiest, most used lines of the subway system, and we see this. more than 50 people suspected of being involved in an online blackmail slot have
been arrested. here is the latest from manila. >> reporter: philippine officials are now saying they have arrested dozens of suspects believed to be involved in what they call sex-tortoin groups around the country. they are believed to have organized syndicates and have been operating within manila. what these groups do is open fake facebook accounts, they make friends with different nationalities all across the country, they lure them into open skype accounts and convince them to reveal intimate videos or photos of themselves, and afterwards try to extort money from them, around 200 or $500. cyber crime is a major problem in this country.
it is not that they are running out of laws to protect them. the cyber crime bill has just been filed a few months ago, but the major problem really is enforcement for them to go after cyber crimes here, in fact some operated by foreign groups. they need the sophisticated infrastructure, and this is how interpol and several government organizations are involved. relatives of passengers aboard the missing malaysian airlines plane have been told to go home. there was a heavy police presence outside of one of the hotels where relatives were told they had to leave by friday morning. . in china namlys have traditionally preferred to educate boys over girls. three years ago the government introduced a new law to change that. but girls in rural areas are
still struggling to leave their traditional roles behind. >> reporter: for these children in the village an education is the first step towards getting out of poverty. but despite a law making education compulsory for all, only a few of the students are girls. like all of the other women of her family, this 14-year-old has never been to school. instead she works the fields for 15 hours a day. >> translator: i wish i could go to school and make some money so i could send my brother and sister to school too. >> reporter: thu grangd mother says that's not really an option for her. traditionally boys have always been preferred so they get the education, and when the time comes the boys can migrate to the cities to find better-paying
jobs. according to the go 99.79% of all children who are meant to be in school are. but that figure doesn't seem to reflect the reality particularly in rural china, where mixed classrooms like this one are a rarity. the law making it compulsory for girls to get an education was supposed to address deep-seated prejudice against them and break stereo types. >> translator: the digest consequence of the girls not going to school, the practice will pass on to the next generations. the lack of education and poverty will continue to exist in the family. however, if the girl goes through proper education, there will be positive influence in the whole family. >> reporter: her dream is part of a greater aspiration for china as a whole. but widespread poverty makes it
difficult to leave traditional roles behind. in haiti anti-government protesters have closed a road. they scattered rocks across the road and set tires on fire. they say the president is corrupt and are calling for his immediate resignation. this is the third week of anti-government protests. demonstrators have been rallying in support of the government in caracas. some people blame the president for mishandling the situation. others, though, are willing to give him a chance. ♪ >> reporter: honoring the worker's right, dancing. thousands of government supporters gathered in the sentence of the capitol, but
more than celebrating may day, they came to support the president who has been criticized for his economic and security policies. >> translator: we support maduro, because he was named by president chavez, and we support the beautiful resolution. let's go forward! >> reporter: supporters say they refrain faithful to their commander in chief, the late president chavez. >> translator: by being here, my commandinger is here with me. i give life to all of his thinking and his legacy. >> reporter: he told the huge crowd he will continue to fight for the project chavez left behind. >> translator: what the working class wants is a revolution. and that's what i will give the people. revolution and more revolution. >> reporter: the government shuttled thousands of people to the capitol. unlike government supporters,
the opposition was not in a sell bah torie mood, instead they used may day to continue protesting. they say there is no reason to celebrate. >> translator: if i don't protest, then i would be indifferent and a conformist to the hurdles our country is going through. >> reporter: nearly three months have passed since violent protests left at least 41 people dead, and 700 injured. >> translator: we are protected by the constitution. we can protest anywhere if we don't agree with any government. so i'm chained as a civil rebelian. >> reporter: but government supporters cheered maduro, many said their president is the best
representative for venezuela's may day. two inmates were killed and almost 150 others were injured in a gas explosion in a prison in the u.s. state of florida. no inmates escaped but 600 priszer ins were moved. the explosion may have been caused by flooding. >> reporter: the deadly blast left scores of prisoners injured and parents wondering if their children were among the wounded. authorities believe the jail explosion started with a gas leak that occurred after unusually heavy rains left the worst flooding in decades. >> we had an apparent gas explosion. it did cause the partial collapse of the building. >> we did lose two inmates. kweted for all of the other inmates, and they have been placed at different locations
throughout the county. >> reporter: the sheriff said investigators could not enter for hours because the building was too insecure. the jail has had a troubled history. a u.s. justice department found strikingly high levels of violence. unemployment in the united states has fallen to its lowest level in six years. new data released shows just over 6% of americans are jobless. but not all of those who work are in the jobs of their dreams. >> reporter: behind the boarded up windows of an old jehovah's witness temple is this man. the underemployed are given the
advice that might make the difference. access to computers and clothes that will help both job interviews and job retention. >> we make sure they have the right look. >> strive has an impressive record in tough times. 50% of its graduates find a job, but 70% of those jobs are temporary. >> at one time we could send clients out for full-time jobs. we have 64 cranes in the air. most of those are temporary jobs. >> the graduates are amongst the millions who have been forced into temporary employment, often having to take several part-time jobs to pay the bills. >> this recovery is almost five years old, the labor market is still floungderring, but a couple of measures that have been strong recovery are the
stock market and corporate profit. so there is less concern to actually get policy makers to do something. >> reporter: with the inaction of the government and its backer is not blunting the determination of those at strive. >> i'm still searching for a full-time job. >> reporter: where do you think the full-time jobs are? >> i have no idea. can you tell me? [ laughter ] >> reporter: al jazeera, washington. coming up on the news hour some sport and the sharks charge the top of the super rugby standings. more on that in a moment. ♪ >> our current system has gone very far awry...
>> there's huge pressure on the police to arrest and find somebody guilty >> i think the system is going to fail a lot of other people. >> you convicted the wrong person >> i find that extraordinarily disappointing... >> to keep me from going to jail, i needed to cooperate. >> the evidence was inaccurate >> they still refuse the dna >> somebody can push you in a death chamber >> it's not a joke >> award winning producer and director joe berlinger exposes the truth. from the inside... >> a justice system rum by human beings, can run off the rails. >> some say there's justice for all, but they're not in the system.. >> it shouldn't be easy to just lock somebody up and throw away the key >> ...nightmarish [ ] of reality, sometimes you can't win... >> an original investigative series. al jazeera america presents the system with joe beringer only on al jazeera america
♪ toronto mayor has found himself in the middle of more controversy. pictures have emerged of the mayor allegedly smoking crack from a pipe. >> reporter: the latest evidence of rob ford's addiction challenges. screen grabs from a video scene by toronto journalists who say it shows the mayor smoking something in a pipe. the self professed drug dealer claims to have shot the photos. >> i encouraged my brother to take this time for himself and for the sake of his family.
many people believe they can handle any probably themselves. >> nobody is going to cover me -- >> but ford is also in trouble for offensive marks about women, ethnic groups, and gay people made on an audiotape. rob ford has been the center of attention here for a year now. he denied smoking crack until last november and then this stunning revelation. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. but am i an addict? no. >> reporter: after that repromised to clean up his act. not long after more reports of him behaving erratic in public. and more offense if comments. >> he manages to keep things
together for a while and then more things happen. >> reporter: toronto stripped the mayor of most of his power. it is fair to say he has survived scandals that would have destroyed other politicians. >> if he wants to make a comeback there is enough time, i doubt, however, his -- his ability to change the damage that has been caused by this most recent and i think most damaging set of events is something we can recover from. >> reporter: as the mayor starts rehabilitation, many here at city hall are hoping the attention will focus on the october election and not the antics of one of the contenders. a look at rugby and other
sport. >> thank you very much. though advisory committee has started the process of forcing donald sterling to sell the l.a. clipper. they held their first meeting on thursday. now the nba banned sterling for life on tuesday for making racist comments. they will meet again next week. the clippers meanwhile have been forced into a decisive game 7 in their playoff series with the golden state warriors. the warriors won on thursday to tried the series at 3-3. the decider is on saturday in los angeles. >> i'm proud of my guys. it has been an incredible ride. and now against a 3 seed with two of the top 10 players in the world and future hall of fame coach, we are going to game 7 in spite of all of the sideline music, and i like my chances, because i have a group of guys that want to do whatever it takes to win.
>> every big rebound they got, we cut the lead, got it to two, harrison barnes gets the offensive rebound, so they made the big plays. it was one of those games where neither team shot the free throws well or shot the ball well. it was one of those hustle games, and give them credit. i thought they came up with just enough plays to beat us. >> the eastern conference, number one team, the indiana pacers worked they way back to level their series. they won game 6 to force a decider. also into a final game is the oklahoma city thunder and memphis grizzlies. the thunder tied the series at 3-3. now to football, the europa league advanced on their spanish
rivals. valencia has 3 consecutive goals. [ inaudible ] juventus a chance to contest the final. the portuguese side was allowed to advance on aggregate. the final will be played on may 14th. >> translator: we deserve totally to go to the final because we played better than juventus. and here we were better than juventus. we have great respect for them. but they met a great team as well with great players. juventus has been eliminated by a great team, not because of the referee. referees had no impact. to south america
[ inaudible ] come to an end. the defending champions were knocked out in the last round by athletico. national jefferson, giving national a 2-1 aggregate win and a spot in the quarter finals. the united states will host the kulpa america for the furs time. the kulpa america is the world's oelsd international team competition, but it has never been held outside of south america. it will include teams from the north and [ inaudible ] and ten peoples from the south american football confederation. >> this will have unprecedented significance on the history of sports. the 2016 will be the biggest international sporting event that the united states has hosted since 2002 winter
olympics, and the biggest football event since the 1994 world cup. [ inaudible ] to share with south african fans from the sharks team. they have now lead the rugby championship [ inaudible ] melbourne rebels earlier [ inaudible ] spain on point with a boot. he kicked a conversion and five penalties, and j.p. peterson scoring for the 22-6 win. montreal in the nhl's eastern conference semifinals. the canadians were 4-3 winners in game 1 of their play at td g garden. game two takes place on saturday.
to the mlb the dodgers beat the twins on thursday. the dodgers stuck back in the 2nd. a 2-run double giving them a lead en route to the 9-4 win. and our website is being regulately updated for you there, all of the latest sports stories from around the world. aljazeera.com/sport. there is also blogs and video clips from around the world. aljazeera.com/sport for more. that's your sport for now. thanks for watching. stephen. >> lovely. well, lots of time to tell you about what is coming up. we have the latest from america that blaze at the u.s. prison, plus, of course, the top stories from europe, and world press freedom day is coming up too.
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